This month I read False Impressions by Terri Thayer. Its the 3rd book in the series called Stamping Sisters Mystery. It not about sisters who stamp. the stamping sisters is like Stampin' Up! or Close to my Heart. At home parties.
The main character is April. She moved back to her home town after she divorced her husband. She lives in a barn that her dad and his partner, Vince, renovated that is close to her dad's home. In the second book Vince's parents lost their home and moved in to the barn with April. April is now itching to get a place of her own. She got into rubber stamping from her friend Deana and introduced her to some other women in the group. One, Rocky, is a demonstrator for Stamping Sisters. And April has been dating Rocky's brother Mitch for 6 months.
Now that's the back story of the 2 books. lol In this book April learns that the brother of Mary Lou (a fellow stamping Sister) faked his own death, and is alive and well, from Kit (Mary Lou's daughter) Only to be in a car accident that's wasn't really an accident. The brother was involved with Meth of sorts. He never took it but he was buy supplies for it to be made. Besides trying to solve the murder April has been looking for a place of her own, as she wanted some privacy and she hasn't really lived on her own. And she helps Mitch with ice carving for the ice carving festival, and make card samples for th festival for the stamping sister's booth.
This book had a lot of twists and turns to it. What I read in the last couple of chapters were a shock to read. It was fun little read. At the end of the book there is instructions on how to make a card.
For the art for the book was a tuff for me. The plot of the book I didn't want to do. I decided to sort of play up with the title of the book "False Impressions". I took a stencil and used spray on it. The i took some molding paste and spread some on the page and took some stamps and stamped it into the molding paste. Then i cleaned off the stamp right away! After the molding paste dried I did more spraying with Espresso color wash. I just got the the Dyluson sprays and I was playing with the white linin on other pages with a square stencil and I flipped it onto the page not to waste the ink. I then went through my alpha letters that i had gotten at a thrift store. I keep forgetting about them. I glued different type of letters to spell out the title.